Hopper Praam-1 grounding, Ust-Luga
Hopper Praam-1 was pushed by a strong wind aground on Dec 26 at 1345 Moscow time in Luzhskayaa Bay, Ust-Luga port, Russia, Gulf of Finland, shortly after heaving an anchor. Hull was breached in engine room area, with ensuing water ingress. Crew sealed the breach in engine room area, vessel was refloated with the help of a tug and docked in Ust-Luga, more breaches were found in a fore area. No leaks reported.